2022 Lineup / Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

The Montgomery Theater is located inside San Jose’s WPA-era Civic Auditorium complex, just steps from the Main Stage, Blues/Big Easy Stage and the Tech Interactive at Plaza de César Chavez’s south end. You’ll need an All Stages or higher wristband and Priority Access and above ticket holders have first-in entry.

Jazz Organ Fellowship Presents Tony Monaco

Fri, Aug 12 @ 7pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

Tony Monaco, one of jazz’s modern B-3 torchbearers, will showcase his red-hot grooves during a set meant to honor the organ’s distinguished place, and lasting legacy, on the jazz tradition. Prior to his performance, Monaco will be awarded for his contributions to furthering the B-3’s legacy.

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Jazz Organ Fellowship Presents Tony Monaco

Fri, Aug 12 @ 7pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage
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Cameron Graves

Fri, Aug 12 @ 9pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

A member of the game-changing, genre-blurring LA collective the West Coast Get Down, pianist Cameron Graves possesses style described by his bandmate Kamasi Washington as an “almost unbelievable combination of modal jazz, romantic era European classical music and mathematical death metal.” 

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Cameron Graves

Fri, Aug 12 @ 9pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage
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Bobby Watson & Curtis Lundy Quartet, with Cyrus Chestnut and Victor Jones

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1:30pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

Saxophonist Bobby Watson and bassist Curtis Lundy have maintained a fruitful creative pairing since first coming together in the acclaimed acoustic quintet Horizon. The two have played alongside some of jazz’s greatest names, including Art Blakey, Max Roach, and Freddie Hubbard.

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Bobby Watson & Curtis Lundy Quartet, with Cyrus Chestnut and Victor Jones

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1:30pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage
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Silvana Estrada

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3:30pm
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Called “one of Mexico’s greatest young talents and vocalists” by KCRW’s José Galvan, Silvana, who is 23 years old, is the new voice of a movement of independent female artists who have characterized Latin Alternative music over the past decade. 

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Silvana Estrada

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3:30pm
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Erica Falls

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5:30pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

Noted as the “new queen of New Orleans Neo-Soul,” vocalist and songwriter Erica Falls credits her unique vintage sound to her childhood growing up in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, where her parents introduced her to Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, and Whitney Houston.

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Erica Falls

Sat, Aug 13 @ 5:30pm
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Raul Midón

Sat, Aug 13 @ 7:30pm
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Grammy nominated Raul Midón – dubbed “an eclectic adventurist” by People magazine – has released 10 studio albums as a solo artist and collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers, along with contributing to recordings by Queen Latifah, Snoop Dogg and the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s She Hate Me.

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Raul Midón

Sat, Aug 13 @ 7:30pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage
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Mosaic America Presents RIGHTSTARTER

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

San Jose collab RIGHTSTARTER offers a guttural artistic response to this global moment, seeking to illuminate submerged truths, transgress boundaries, subvert expectations and assert denied identities in hostile times. The sound is a dynamic mix of funk, musique concréte, and free jazz.

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Mosaic America Presents RIGHTSTARTER

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1pm
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Judith Hill

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

Praised by Rolling Stone for her “stellar powerhouse vocals,” Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Judith Hill had the distinct privilege of being one of the final musicians to be mentored by the late Prince, who co-produced her debut album, Back in Time

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Judith Hill

Sun, Aug 14 @ 3pm
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Keyon Harrold

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5pm
Jay Paul Company Montgomery Theater Stage

Hailed as “the future of the trumpet” by none other than Wynton Marsalis, Keyon Harrold is an inventive, multidisciplinary, genre-fluid artist, bandleader, composer, arranger, and platinum music producer whose creative touch has extended into partnerships of varying format and tradition.

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Keyon Harrold

Sun, Aug 14 @ 5pm
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